Put Instagram Q1 2022 Changes to Work
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Put Instagram Q1 2022 Changes to Work

Social media platforms are evolving—every day, it feels like—so put this roll-up of Instagram’s Q1 2022 changes to work as your cheat sheet!  Changes in our platforms may feel random, but they’re always based on trends in what’s keeping people on platforms longer, and engaging more. So, while we may wish things would stay the…

Tips for Working with Your Social Media Manager
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Tips for Working with Your Social Media Manager

Whether the person running your social media is an employee, an outsourced expert like yours truly, or simply you yourself, our top tips for working with your social media manager will help you get better results with less stress.  Social media has become a cornerstone marketing activity for businesses of every scale, and in any…

Why go live on Facebook (and how)
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Why go live on Facebook (and how)

If you’ve been among those wondering why go live on Facebook, and asking everyone you know “what’s wrong with text, photos or just sharing a YouTube link?” then this article is for you! Read on for the compelling reasons you should go live—and go live on Facebook in particular—along with the basics for how to get started. Do…

TIPS FOR CREATING YOUR PLATFORM STRATEGY
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TIPS FOR CREATING YOUR PLATFORM STRATEGY

It’s certainly possible to just dive right into Facebook, Instagram, TikTok or whatever your favorite platform is, these tips for creating your platform strategy will help you make the best use of your time and/or money!   As a small business owner, you may not have much time for full-blown strategic planning. But your future success…

July’s Instagram Changes and How to Use Them
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July’s Instagram Changes and How to Use Them

What does the latest Instagram update mean for you and your business? Read a summary of what’s on the horizon, and get tips on how to start adjusting so you don’t skip a beat. You may have read, if you follow social media news, the surprising statement last month from the head of Instagram, Adam…

Growing Your Business Network
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Growing Your Business Network

“Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.” Albert Einstein As an entrepreneur and Navy veteran, both celebrating—and fighting for—freedom and independence runs deep within me. I also know that while being able to “labor in freedom” is a real, and hard-earned, privilege, independent isn’t the same as alone. None…

7 Ways to Optimize Your Social Profiles for Success
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7 Ways to Optimize Your Social Profiles for Success

Why optimize your social profiles? It’s an easy way to put your “virtual sales team” to work!  Here are 7 ways to get started: Dress for success isn’t just about planning what to wear to your next meeting—it applies to how your business social profiles look, too. Think of your Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and other…

Boost Your Instagram CTA Power
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Boost Your Instagram CTA Power

It’s time to boost your Instagram CTA (call to action) power! Instagram is big business, passing the billion-user mark in 2020. Your call-to-action is both the message and whatever tactic you use to prompt someone to take the next step in response to your content.  Interactions like ❤️ and comments are still important, but if you want…

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Fun Ways to Show Customer Appreciation 🥰 All Year

November often seems to kick off a full season of giving thanks, with the digital world buzzing with ways to show customer appreciation. As a United States Navy veteran (Hospital Corpsman), I’m grateful for the thanks and specials businesses offer me on November 11 (Veteran’s Day) and I enjoy sharing to my fellow veterans too. This…